The majority of Natalie Portman’s Oscar marketing campaign has occurred after the election. I keep in mind that she needed to stroll the purple carpet for the LA premiere of Jackie simply in the future after Donald Trump was elected. I really feel like that’s influenced her RBF (resting bitchface) and I don’t hate it. Portman has regarded royally pissed off on purple carpets and photoshoots for 2 strong months and it’s like she’s letting her face communicate for all of us: all of us really feel grumpy, bitchy and pissed. Anyway, right here’s Natalie Portman on the February cowl of Marie Claire UK, trying like she’s about to shank any individual. Portman will get a bit political within the interview too – you possibly can learn the complete piece right here. Some highlights:
The interview befell two days after Trump was elected: ‘Somebody stated to me that it felt prefer it had snowed in LA.’
How she interprets Jackie Kennedy: ‘Jackie was actually enjoyable and actually naughty – nonetheless elegant, however she was like a coquette smoking cigarettes within the rest room at college, getting in bother together with her mates and going out with guys. That was so fascinating to me. To have this public picture… The dichotomy the general public had – that Jackie is the one you marry, however Marilyn is the one you wish to f–okay or no matter. That distinction between how you might be and your consciousness of how the general public perceives you, that friction between these issues was tremendous fascinating.’
She voted in favor of legalizing marijuana in California: ‘For those who see the examples of the states the place it’s grow to be authorized, persons are really smoking much less. It means fewer jail sentences for many who are non-violent offenders. It doesn’t actually harm anyone.’
She’s annoyed by the shortage of alternatives for girls in Hollywood: ‘I don’t suppose men and women are roughly succesful, we simply have a transparent problem with ladies not having alternatives. We must be a part of the answer, not perpetuating the issue.’
How she feels post-election: ‘I really feel energised to be an activist; that our artwork is extra pressing than ever. It’s extra necessary to be pretty much as good an individual as you may be in your neighborhood and to be actually lively in serving to individuals who want extra assist now.’
Her paycheck for No Strings Hooked up: “Ashton Kutcher was paid thrice as a lot as me on No Strings Hooked up. I knew and I went together with it as a result of there’s this factor with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood. His [quote] was thrice increased than mine in order that they stated he ought to get thrice extra. I wasn’t as pissed as I ought to have been. I imply, we receives a commission rather a lot, so it’s exhausting to complain, however the disparity is loopy. In comparison with males, in most professions, ladies make 80 cents to the greenback. In Hollywood, we’re making 30 cents to the greenback.”
I discover the Ashton story very fascinating – that movie wasn’t made when Natalie was a no one, ? No Strings Hooked up got here out in 2011. At the moment, Portman was an Oscar nominee, a Harvard grad and a constantly working actress. And Ashton nonetheless made thrice what she made. That’s gross.
The remainder interview is fairly fundamental and non-controversial. Are we imagined to clutch our pearls that Natalie is pro-pot-legalization? At this level, it appears like a majority opinion, particularly since Colorado’s experiment has labored so nicely (and been so helpful to the financial system). What she says about Trump isn’t even controversial – we all know she’s liberal and he or she voted for Hillary Clinton, so what she says is so… measured. Particularly coming simply 48 hours after an orange fascist was elected. Simply goes to point out you… Natalie is de facto good at Oscar-campaigning.
Pictures courtesy of Marie Claire UK.